By Jack Fertig
Entering Aries, Venus opposes Saturn then squares Pluto, challenging us to greater integrity. That requires some risks. This aspect also highlights values and benefits that can arise from current global crises. Observe and prosper. When spring starts, the Sun will make the same aspects, giving you a second chance to take notice!
ARIES (March 20 – April 19): You can shine in a crisis – just understand that you don’t have to do it all yourself. Others have valuable experience that you can utilize. Asking them can affirm your confidence to yourself and others.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Worries can seriously undermine your health. A meditative walk through a museum or an elegant garden will help soothe your nerves. To honestly face an intellectual challenge you have to be willing to change your mind on important issues.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Be careful accepting challenges or dares. Push yourself in creative efforts; be a little more careful in sports. Real friends won’t pressure you into things that don’t feel right. Maybe you need to lose some of your “friends.”
CANCER (June 21- July 22): A career opening may exact some cost at home. Keep communications open so your partner can support you better in what may be long-term changes. Be mature, responsible and ready to make concessions on domestic issues.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): Your feistiness can be a blessing – with proper focus and application – or a curse. Consider the risks and value of controversy before you roar. Artistic adventures – a new film or art show – can draw your attention to happier conversations.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22): Wear red to highlight your sexiness, though you don’t need the help. You might prefer to slow down, reexamine your erotic values and pleasures. You need depth and challenge. Physically? Easy. Spiritually? There’s the real challenge!
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): Be open to new ideas – or, more importantly, new values regarding your home, your family and community, and even yourself. You are going through big challenges, and some fresh input could really help you find answers!
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): There can be a simple, meditative beauty in exercise and mundane tasks. Find that and you can unlock the problems that have been vexing you. Ironically, with radical new ideas, your challenges really begin! And they’ll be more satisfying challenges.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 20): Fun and games aren’t the answer to everything, but they can open inspirations that, with hard work and application, will solve some big problems. Even a worst-case scenario is just a creative challenge for you.
CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 19): You’re at the top of your game these days. Simple lessons you learned at home, based in traditional values, can help you consolidate your gains and help you rise to the challenges you’ve taken on.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): Jump into any arguments you like, but remember the trick is to learn what you can. Speak up to provoke new ideas from others, not to hammer out your own. The greater your own mind, the greater the challenges it can handle.
PISCES (February 19 – March 19): Set aside a little money for impulse spending. Not only is the release necessary, but whatever you do buy on a mad little spree can tell you a lot your current crises and how you want to solve them.